Change is a good thing, and we should all embrace it! As you age, switch environments and make lifestyle changes, your skin changes as well. That means that what the right skin care regimen for you today is may not be the right skin care solution for you next year, next month or even next week. And it’s not just about changes in your body and your skin. New skin care innovations are being created all of the time that may be better for your skin type or skin care issue than what you’re currently using. So what do you do when it’s time to switch skin care products? Here are some tips for making the switch.
Get Advice from Experts … and Consumers
Before you decide to stop using a skin care regimen that’s been good to you, ask around about the products that you’re about to start using. Don’t fall prey to good marketing that may or may not have a good product to back it up. Your advice should include skin care experts (an esthetician is best, but you can also turn to that friend of yours who always knows everything about the latest in skin care) as well as regular consumers. A great place to start is always the customer review section on a skin care product line’s website. Remember, you should see both positive and negative reviews for all products. Not all skin care products work for all customers. If you only see positive reviews on a site, you should be worried. It means that the site is most likely editing out poor reviews.
Be Sure to Use a Test-Patch of the Product on Your Skin
No matter how good the new skin care products you’re switching to are, you may have a reaction to them. Every single body is different and how you respond to an ingredient or medication may be entirely different from how somebody else would response. Especially if you’re switching your acne treatment regimen, you’ll want to be sure that you allow time for your acne to purge and you’ll also want to be sure that your new products don’t over-dry your skin. However, no matter what your skin type is, don’t start by using your new products on your entire face. Begin by test-patching your new products on a smaller segment of skin so that you can make sure that you won’t have a reaction to them. No matter what your skin care concern or skin type is, be sure to test products before you take a chance on your entire face!
Be Patient While You Decide
Remember, all good things take time. While you’re deciding if you like your new skin care regimen or not, remember that you won’t see the best results instantly. The ingredients and medications in your skin care product will need time to work, and you’ll need time to let the skin that’s beneath the surface come to the surface so that you can truly see how your new skin care products are impacting your skin’s tone and texture. Be sure to use an exfoliating skin care mask as part of your skin care regimen to speed up cell turnover so that you can see the newer skin more quickly!
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Don’t be Afraid to Experiment!
The truth is that the best skin care regimen for you may be a combination of products from different lines or skin type solutions. And your skin care needs may change rather rapidly. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of products, even if at first you think that they wouldn’t help you at all. If your skin doesn’t look the way that you want it to, there’s always a skin care regimen that will help. If you’re struggling to find your perfect regimen, start with the Murad Personalized Skin Care Evaluation.
The one constant in life is change, and that’s true of your skin care needs as well! Just be sure that you’re minimizing the chances of disappointment or a potential skin reaction when you switch skin care products!